Diverticulosis and diverticulitis can often be treated with antibiotics, rest and changes in diet. Hospitalization is sometimes necessary. Serious case may require surgery. Laparoscopic surgical techniques can be used to cut out the diseased area of diverticula. Then the healthy sections of the colon are reconnected.
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Colon Conditions
Minimally invasive surgery is often the treatment of choice for cases of diverticulosis and diverticulitis that do not respond to other treatment.
Advantages of minimally invasive surgery may include:
- Little or no scarring
- Less discomfort after surgery
- Same day surgery or shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery time
Follow-up care is essential after treatment of diverticulosis and diverticulitis. New diverticula may form, but cause no symptoms in the beginning. Your doctor can recommend how often you should have physical checkups and colonoscopies.